The Treatment Paperback
by Mo Hayder
Part of the Jack Caffery series
A quiet residential street in south London. A husband and wife are discovered, imprisoned in their own home.
Badly dehydrated, they've been bound and beaten. He is close to death. But worse is to come: their young son is missing. When Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is called in to investigate, the similarities with events in his own past make it impossible for him to view this new crime dispassionately. And as he digs deeper - as he attempts to hold his own life together in the face of ever more disturbing revelations about both his past and his present - the real nightmare begins ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages, ill
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/11/2008
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780553820478
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Review by griffgrogg
deeply disturbing book but impossible to put down. I would recommend it to friends with a 'health warning' !
Review by edwardsgt
Ran out of library time to read it, which probably says something about its failure to engage me!
Review by cheefbadger
This is the second hayder book I've read and I am impressed. Although some of the connections and the back story of the main character can be a little contrived the overall effect is very good. The treatment is a very engrossing story and despite its subject matter you always want to read on. The characters are identifiable and the whole story was played out at a speed hitch kept you interested without skirting any content. I think that many people would baulk at reading this book because of the subject matter but they would be missing out on an exciting read. I have to admit I may have been less likely to purchase the book had I known, but I just took a punt and was pleased I did.The treatment is cruel and horrific and some or indeed pretty much all of the story is horrendous, gritty and shocking but it is handled in such a way that it is still very readable and enjoyable despite the content. The story is tense and thrilling and I think everyone would find it utterly exciting.I will read some more of mo's books now and hope that I find myself equally engrossed by her other work.